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  • Index Biography #10: Prize = a good book August 31, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern , trackback


    The Index Biography is a new form of biography pioneered by this blog and introduced in a previous post. The creator must find a biography of a famous individual from history, they must turn to the index and write down eight peripheral facts about the individual’s life. We offered up previously here Sheridan le Fanu and Joseph Stalin (he of ripe banana fame) and these might stand as examples. The reader on the other hand must identify who is being described: think of it as a history version of balderdash. The prize  is a copy of the relevant and fun biography sent via Amazon: the first claimed prize went to South Africa so we take our duties seriously; a recent prize to Hong Kong. Our only clue before getting down to the eight is that this individual belongs to the modern tag.

    ***Kenton gets it, spool down for the answer***

    Almost becomes a swimming teacher

    Argues with his brother

    Borrows canon

    Decides to become perfect

    Head of his class at school

    Problems with gout

    Sails for England

    Use of opium


    Benjamin Franklin